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PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) may be followed for the first 48 hours to decrease pain and swelling.
Heat may be applied after the first 24 to 48 hours in the form of hot soaks, hot showers, heating pads, heat lamps, heat liniments or ointments
, or a hot whirlpool bath to promote flexibility and painless gentle stretching of affected muscles. Analgesics may be taken to relieve pain.
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